Samara Scoffham

Month: 
2010-11

Samara, a curious 7-year-old Siamese cat had a difficult month. Over Thanksgiving Samara was hospitalized for periodic vomiting, lethargy and decreased appetite.  Initially she seemed to improve with supportive treatment but over the next week Samara started to deteriorate.  Blood tests and x-rays did not determine the cause of Samara's illness.  Exploratory surgery was the next step and the results were surprising. Samara had swallowed a large amount of sewing thread, which had become wrapped around her tongue and then swallowed.  Because the thread was so fine it was not easy to see and it became tangled in her stomach and small intestine. Despite being long, the surgery was successful and we are thrilled to see Samara recover completely.